Today Idea Factory International released a new batch of screenshots and details of Compile Heart’s JRPG Dragon Star Varnir.
We get the introduction of more secondary character and a look at some interesting mechanics.
Let’s start with the characters:
The ace of the Ravens. He is said to have killed over ten thousand dragons and is considered to be a heroic dragon warrior. He has no interests in witches and just finds it fun to kill dragons. He loves to fight and will freely take on even his own subordinates if he pleases.
A dragon warrior that kisses up to Durandol and Ruby Eye. He isn’t to be trusted and would sell out his comrades the moment it would benefit him.
A traveling merchant and informant. He will trade you things like dragon claws or fangs for information or goods. He also sells ingredients at high prices on the black market. Since he doesn’t want to lose his valued witch clients, he keeps information about their den a secret.
Next, we learn about elixirs:
“At the Witches’ Workshop, you can throw dragon parts, such as claws, skin, bone, eyes, and livers, you’ve obtained through battle in a big pot and stew it to make an elixir that will summon a special dragon! When you defeat the dragon, you will obtain rare equipment unattainable anywhere else!”
Since this is a Compile Heart game, there are plenty of waifus, and where there are waifus, a gifting mechanic is nearly inevitable.
“Charm your favorite witch with a gift from the heart! In the Witch’s Room, you can gift items to the witches that you’ve obtained from dungeons and shops. Each witch has their own personal preference, so if you give the right witch the right present, their affinity level will go up. If their affinity gets to a certain level, a special event will occur!”
Lastly, we get more info on the Insanity Level, which is something rather important to keep in mind, since it influences which ending you’ll get.
“The moment that madness takes over a witch, a cruel fate of despair awaits them! Throughout the game, players will be able to make decisions that impact the insanity levels of the witches. The decisions made can impact what ending you receive, so choose wisely!”
You can take a look at the screenshots below.
Dragon Star Varnir will release on June 11 in North America and June 14 in Europe exclusively for PS4.